OBITUARY

Helen K. Stempsey

June 15, 1932February 21, 2017
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Helen (Kuras) Stempsey, 84, of Orleans, MA, died on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late William Edward Stempsey. She was born on June 15, 1932, in Albany, NY. She was a graduate of St. Ann’s Academy in Albany, NY. Helen worked for the NY telephone company from 1949 to 1969. With her husband, she was owner and operator of Kelly’s Jewelers from 1967 until 1978, retiring to Orleans, MA. Helen was a Registered Jeweler and member of the American Gem Society. She was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church, and member of the St. Joan of Arc Lady’s Guild. She received the Marian Medal Award for service to the church of the Diocese of Fall River in 2007. Helen is survived by her son, William E. Stempsey SJ, MD, PhD, of Worcester, MA, and many nieces and nephews. Her visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 1pm—4pm in the Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017, at 11am in St. Joan of Arc Church, followed by her burial in Orleans Cemetery, Orleans, MA. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 26, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 27, 2017
REMEMBERING

Helen K. Stempsey

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Family of Gerry Scallion

April 5, 2017

Our dad, Gerry Scallion, was so very fond of your parents. It is comforting to think of them together again.

Yvonne/Bob Glendon

March 12, 2017

Dear Father Bill,
Bob and I were so sad to hear of your mom's passing. Such a shock, as we had just seen you both the evening of Anne Reynolds neighborhood gathering in January. Your parents were such great neighbors to us in our first Cape house on Captain Curtis Way.
We only learned of her passing when we received the most recent Cape newspaper. Had we known, we certainly would have been there for you.
Wishing you peace as you continue on your journey. You are in our prayers.

Vicky Kanaga RDH

March 10, 2017

Dear Fr Stempsey-
I so enjoyed both your Mom and Dad. They were
patients of mine at the dental office where I
work. They were so proud of you and the work
you do. God bless you-

KELLEY

March 7, 2017

MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BE OF COMFORT TO YOUR FAMILY.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BE OF COMFORT TO YOUR FAMILY.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17

Cami Hanson

March 2, 2017

Billy, We were very saddened to hear about your sweet Mom. It was so nice to have your Mom and Dad as neighbors and we miss them both very much. We were glad to get a chance to visit with you at Nickerson. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy, Cami & Chuck Hanson

February 27, 2017

Just returned to the Cape today and was passing the cemetery. Noticed the flowers and was so saddened to learn of Helen's passing. Billy, I will check on your parents whenever I am there for mine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Maureen, Bill, and Katie McClellan (Chatham, MA)

Don & Ollie Sonberg

February 26, 2017

Helen..We will miss our little chats and your sweet smile. Our prayers are with you, Fr. Bill and family. God bless you.

Beaulieu and O'Friel Family

February 25, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bill. Blessings and Peace,

Donna and Jeff Sullivan

February 25, 2017

Billy:

We were very saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a wonderful women who complimented your Dad so well. We feel very fortunate to have been able to get close to her during our days at Kelly's.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of celebration of her life.

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

February 24, 2017

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

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